A tribunal today framed charge against Md Majnu, the prime accused in the rape of a Dhaka University student in Dhaka's Kurmitola area earlier this year.
A virtual court of Justice Begum Mosammat Quamrunnahar of the 7th Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression on Wednesday passed the order on Wednesday.
Majnu was shown virtually present from jail during the charge sheet hearing. The accused claimed himself innocent after hearing the complaint against him.
Furthermore, there was no lawyer for Majnu hence the court asked the jail authorities to apply for the appointment of a lawyer officially.
Earlier, the court fixed August 18 after accepting the charge sheet of the case.
On March 16, the investigation officer of the case submitted the charge sheet against Majnu to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court in Dhaka.
Earlier, on January 9, a Dhaka court placed Majnu, on seven-day remand for police interrogation.
On January 8, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested alleged rapist Majnu based on the description given by the victim and by tracking her mobile phone, which was snatched by the rapist.
The victim, a second-year student of Dhaka University, was picked up by the rapist after she got down from bus in Kurmitola area in the capital on January 5 afternoon and then was taken to a secret place, where she was raped and tortured.